GEICO Powersports Honda’s Wil Hahn suffered a broken hip while practicing following the opening round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series at Anaheim and will have to sit out least three to six weeks of the Supercross Lites Series. Hahn was testing at the Honda practice facility in Corona, California, when he fell.
Hahn finished eighth at the Anaheim Supercross in the Lites class.
I’m just shocked, numbed,” said Hahn in a release. “I was training this week at the Honda track and things were going great. I went over a step up, landed awkwardly, fell over and landed on my right side. I felt sore when I got up. I went to the doctor and X-rasy showed something was wrong. I went to a specialist on Thursday and he said my hip was cracked. Now I have to sit again. I can’t believe it. I’m not even bummed. I’m beyond that.”
Hahn had a promising start to the 2012 Supercross Series after placing winning his heat race and placing eighth in the main. Last year, Hahn broke his back while practicing at the season-opening race at Anaheim.
According to team manager Mike LaRocco, the team expects to fill Hahn’s spot on the team by another rider but not before tomorrow’s race at Phoenix.
The team will be represented by Kevin Windham and Eli Tomac in Phoenix.
“It was too late to find someone to fill in Wil’s spot [for Phoenix],” said LaRocco.